Islamabad, October 15, 2020 (PPI-OT):Capital Development Authority has removed around 5200 tons of garbage from Islamabad during last eight days. This huge volume of garbage has been removed from the capital following shifting Directorate of Sanitation from MCI to CDA. 2000 tons of garbage has been removed from Bara Kahu area alone. The average collection of garbage from Islamabad per day now is 650 tons per day which used to be below 500 tons when Sanitation Directorate used to perform under MCI. This sizeable increase has been possible due to better administrative control and monitoring by CDA Administration. Around 1600 sanitation workers are participating in this special cleanliness drive in the city with the help of 40 dumpers, 04 excavators, 08 buckets and other machinery.
Duty timing of sanitary workers has been extended up to 5 p.m from 7 a.m which previously used to be 7 a.m to 3 p.m. Sanitary staff in markets has started to work in double shift i.e. till 11 p.m. During this drive, awareness is also being imparted to the residents of the city, while after issuing notice to the elements involved in the littering now challans are being issued to persistent violators. In this context, up till now 350 challans have been forwarded to Senior Special Magistrate. In addition to collection of garbage from sectoral area 2000 tons garbage has been also been collected from Bahara Kahu area while cleanliness work in Shah Allah Ditta area, Ali Pur Farash, Khana and Golra is also in progress. Chairman CDA has directed the Finance Wing for allocation of funds to Sanitation Directorate so that more garbage trolleys and containers could be placed at garbage collection points so that drive could be further augmented.
Sanitation Directorate has also been directed to collect and dispose of green waste on priority basis particularly from the green belts of the city as Environment Wing is massively carrying out work on removal of wild growth all over the city. Acting upon the directions of the Authority, especially constituted teams of Sanitation Directorate are ensuring 100% collection and disposal of green waste for different areas of the city.CDA has also engaged consultant for a new waste site and EPA is carrying out process for hearing. So that as development works likely to start at I-12 the same will be shifted to new site. ICT administration is providing full assistance in this special cleanliness drive. Residents of the city have also been requested not through garbage at open spaces so that desired results could be achieved.
For more information, contact:
Public Relations Directorate
Capital Development Authority (CDA)
Main Office, G-7/4, Islamabad